ponderosa pine

noun pon·der·o·sa pine \ ˌpän-də-ˈrō-sə- , -zə- \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of ponderosa pine

:a tall pine (Pinus ponderosa) of western North America with long needles usually in groups of two or three; also :its strong reddish straight-grained wood

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Origin and Etymology of ponderosa pine

New Latin ponderosa, specific epithet of Pinus ponderosa, from Latin, feminine of ponderosus ponderous


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